Are Atheists Just Like You and Me?


There are roughly 34 million adults in the United States who claim no religious denomination. Straight Up: Urban Voice junior Hannah Cuthbertson of Kettle Run High in Warrenton, VA, spent some time hanging around a few thousand atheists rallying on the National Mall this spring to find out why organized religion turns them off. Some say, their conversion occurred after reading the Bible.


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